My Mom’s Birthday

Today my mom would have turned 52. But in 2001, she passed away at the age of 41 due to alcoholism. Even though our relationship was tumultuous at times, I really miss her. Some times I miss her so much that it hurts. I get so angry because I feel like she drank herself to…

Bully on the Playground

The other day my kid was THAT kid. The bully on the playground. Well, it wasn’t exactly the playground.  It was the public library. My kid shoved another kid to the ground! I couldn’t believe it.  I know that my child has a temper.  I’ve seen it in action.  Hockey sticks and fisticuffs to the…

Week Five of Project Happy

Happy February to you all! Week Five of Project Happy was fantastic.  Here are a few highlights. My Little Man decided he would let me join in the fun and forced me to play mini-sticks with him.  It was a great time.  For a two year old he has a pretty hard shot so every…

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Minimize Monday: Baby Clothes

Here’s to another week of minimizing!  I had noticed it for a while but had just not had time to do anything about it.  Plus, it makes me a little depressed to get rid of more “baby” clothes.  It was hard enough to part with the 0-18 month clothes I donated and gave away a…

Week Four of Project Happy

We are four weeks in 2012.  Where did the time go?  It seems like January just began! I have to admit I have been slacking on keeping track of my HAPPY moments throughout the day.  I need to start recording them down at the end of each day.  I found that it was a good…

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Family Literacy Day

Today, January 27th, is Family Literacy Day! In our house, reading is a big part of our daily lives. As a former librarian (I like to say I am on hiatus as I take some time to be at home to raise our kids) I am a big believer in reading to our children.  I…

One Wish for My Boys

I have many wishes for my boys. I want them to lead happy, healthy and fulfilled lives. But one wish I have for them is to live a life without anxiety. I don’t want them to go through what I’ve had to go through in suffering from this horrible disorder. I love my children to…

Minimize Monday: Selling Items

Minimize Monday is here. This week, as I did not feel too great, I did not get a whole lot of minimizing done. I did sell a few items though! I posted some new items on our local buy/sell page on Facebook and got a few bites.